Story by Jada Metze

The first semester classes have recently ended and now it is time for teachers and students to switch classes and take on a new semester and new people.

“It’s fairly new, different, [semester classes] gives me a chance to meet new people,” junior My’Niqua Hampton said.

For some students, switching classes is a breeze.

“[My adjustment is] good because I’m a senior. I’m used to the changes in the middle of the year,” senior Michael Lane said.

Students are considering semester classes as something that they could possibly benefit from and something that could help improve their grades.

“[I’m looking forward to getting] better grades because I need ‘em,” freshman Jody Sutton said.

Changing classes during the semester is a great way to meet new people.

“I love it because I get to meet new students and get a fresh start,” art teacher Jaime Chason said.

For students, switching classes is an opportunity for them to start fresh.

“[This semester I am looking forward to] setting new goals, achieving more, and not getting tardies,” My’Niqua said.

With all of the different classes being changed and schedules being altered, there can be different challenges that may arise during the semester.

“[Some challenges of the new semester are] getting used to a new teacher and getting used to a new teaching style,” Michael said.

Teachers have a different outlook on changing and getting new classes for the next semester of the school year.

“[I am looking forward to] giving a positive impression on more students and being an ally for more students,” Chason said.

The new changes that semester classes bring are the adjustments that students have to make because of their new schedules.

“[Some challenges of the new semester are] getting adjusted to my new schedule as opposed to following my [old] schedule,” My’Niqua said.

With classes changing, students still have to worry about getting good grades, passing their classes and achieving goals that they have set for themselves.

“Passing [is my goal] because these are the only classes I really can’t fail,” sophomore Kimmy Brown said.

For seniors, the second semester is important to them because it is getting closer to the end of the school year and a very special moment for them.

“[I am looking forward to] June 8,” Michael said, “[because] that’s when I graduate.”